Friday, August 29, 2014
State announces enrollment increase in Silver State Matching Grant Program

The State Treasurer’s office announced that the number of applications from Nevada families during the 2014 open enrollment period for the Silver State Matching Grant Program increased 62 percent over last year for a total of 414 applications. This marks the fifth open enrollment period for the Silver State Matching Grant Program, which is available to Nevada families with an Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) of less than $75,000. Families who meet the eligibility requirements can receive a...

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Category: general

Friday, August 29, 2014
Robert Ellis of SNAP Towing honored by School Board

The CCSD Board of School Trustees recognized Robert "Bob" Ellis of SNAP Towing during the board's Aug. 28, 2014 regular meeting. Ellis was honored for the many contributions he has made to CCSD including Whitney and Sewell Elementary Schools.

Category: trustees

Friday, August 29, 2014
Nominate a teacher for "Teacher of the Game"

The CCSD School-Community Partnership Program is accepting nominations for this year’s Teacher of the Game recognition program. One teacher will be selected and recognized at each UNLV Runnin’ Rebel home game. To nominate a CCSD teacher, visit http://ccsd.net/game. For more information, click here or call Judy Myers at (702) 799-6560.

Category: employees

Friday, August 29, 2014
NWCTA students' winning PSA airs through Aug. 31

A team of Northwest Career and Technical Academy students captured first place in the inaugural Findlay Automotive/Cox Communications iChoose to Drive Cox Safe Driving Campaign. The talented team consisted of leader Travis Flesher and fellow NWCTA students Sandra Pena, Garrett Hunt, Erick Rodriguez and Chase Thelen. They received $1,000 during a ceremony at Findlay Honda Northwest. Their school also received $1,000. According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, “The initiative required local...

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Category: students

Friday, August 29, 2014
R-J spotlights Sierra Vista HS football team

As reported by the Las Vegas Review-Journal, "Those who thought Sierra Vista’s football team was just going to sit around and mope about being moved down a division might want to think again. Facing Division I-A schools in the upcoming season, the Mountain Lions have a newfound confidence and are ready to do what they’ve hoped for the last few years: win."

Category: schools

Friday, August 29, 2014
CCSD working to find classroom space for additional students

According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, “There may be fewer students per kindergarten teacher because of a state mandate, but the Clark County School District is struggling to find room for the 167 additional kindergarten classes this creates.” The R-J said CCSD will ask the state for $3.92 million to buy 60 portable classrooms. The newspaper, “District officials expect district-wide enrollment to jump from 315,000 at this time last year to 320,000 students, with most of the growth...

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Category: general

Friday, August 29, 2014
Applications sought for Sex Education Advisory Committee

The Clark County School District (CCSD) Board of Trustees’ Sex Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) is accepting applications of interest from individuals wishing to join this committee. The SEAC has vacancies for two parents who have children attending CCSD, one teacher (current CCSD health teacher preferred), and one non-voting male student who will be attending a CCSD school as a junior in the 2014-15 school year. People of diverse ethnic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

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Category: trustees

Thursday, August 28, 2014
Mountain Ridge Little League team gets a heroes' welcome

The Mountain Ridge Little League team received an enthusiastic “welcome home” on Aug. 27, 2014 when they returned to Las Vegas after a stellar performance in Little League World Series. On Aug. 27, according to KSNV-TV, “The youthful boys of summer starting their eighth-grade year and arrived at Cadwallader Middle School to a heroes’ welcome.” Mountain Ridge placed fourth in the competition, held in Williamsport, Pa.

Category: students